Holly Gordon DMH is Board Secretary. Holly is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst who has been conducting psychotherapy in San Francisco with adults, adolescents and couples for 25 years. She has a Doctor of Mental Health degree from UC Berkeley-UCSF. She supervises and teaches extensively and is on the faculty at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. She is excited by how No Bully empowers teachers, who often feel so helpless in the face of this problem. She is impressed with No Bully's simplicity, directness, cost effectiveness, and deep caring.
Paul Lewis is the managing partner at Tribula Group, a private investment firm and alternative asset manager, and has a diverse professional background spanning private equity, entrepreneurship, creative media, and fixed income research, sales and trading. Paul is passionate about the need for an inclusive anti-bullying program in schools, and strongly believes in No Bully’s unique blame-free approach in such a misunderstood area of early development. Paul holds an MBA with Honors from UCLA Anderson, where he was awarded the Anderson Exceptional International Student Fellowship and a UCLA Anderson Merit Fellowship, and a BSc with Honors in Mathematics and Economics from the London School of Economics.
Kelly Liang is a our treasurer. Kelly is a seasoned business executive who has held a variety of senior roles at leading technology startups and prominent silicon valley companies including Google, YouTube, Yahoo, and Visa. Early in her career, Kelly was an investment banker with DLJ Securities in New York and Hong Kong. Kelly enjoys working with entrepreneurs and is currently an advisor to several startups building innovative hardware products in the IoT space. As a mother of two young daughters, she brings the deep passion to serve and the practical experience to advocate for and advance the No Bully mission. Kelly holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and honors degree in political science from the University of Michigan.
Raymond Magpantay (start date on board is January 1, 2017) is a Vice-President at Wells Fargo. Raymond grew up in the Phillipines, received a BS from the University of the Philippines and graduated from the Executive Education (Advanced Management Program) at Harvard Business School. He is an experienced senior manager with 31+ years of widespread expertise in managing (system engineers, systems architects, application developers and application managers), strategic planning, 24X7 technical and production support provisioning, technical project implementation planning, coordination, tracking, reporting, and communication, more than 10 years of project management experience, data center operations/processing and customer service experience, software/application configuration change management, process management, project governance and risk management, scheduling, end-to-end infrastructure provisioning, quality assurance and audit control management, with increasing levels of responsibility of varying complexity in different areas. Raymond comes to No Bully after serving on many non-profit boards.
Rochelle A. Fortier Nwadibia is a California native, an international attorney and former Missouri State Acting Chair, and Human Rights Commissioner. She is known for litigating the landmark case Mohamed v. Gonzales, 400 F.3d 785 (9th Cir. 2005) which was determined to be the leading case in the United States on Female Genital Mutilation by the Congressional Research Service. Rochelle has over twenty years of experience as a human rights litigator, adviser, adjudicator and leader and is a graduate of Skyline College, California State University - East Bay, Columbia University School of International Affairs in the City of New York, and Washington University School of Law. She practices US immigration law and is based in San Francisco, California.
Paul Proett is Chair of No Bully. Paul's current roles in Early Childhood Education are career "boomerangs" for him, having spent the first fifteen years in his adult career as an Early Childhood Teacher and Community Advocate. From starting Apple Computer Child Care to start up and growth of an extensive India-based development center where he supported a ten-person Human Resources team, Paul has experienced a variety of career opportunities. In his current career boomerang, Paul is Business Manager at Palcare where he was a founder and also Palcare's first Executive Director. Palcare strives to maintain affordability by offering tuition rates that are 75% -80% of market as well as providing scholarships and subsidized childcare for low income family who qualify. Paul holds both Bachelor and Master of Education degrees from the University of California at Davis. He also teaches Early Childhood Education to adult at Skyline and Canada Community Colleges. As an educator of children and adults, Paul is sensitive to the effects of bullying early and into adulthood. With the affiliation of "No Bully", he hopes to further his understanding and educate others on bullying and its impact.
Louise Rush began her career as a Montessori teacher in New York. After a short stint at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, Louise consulted with Bay Area employers on ways to assist working parents with childcare challenges. Hired by a client, she now directs the Local 2/Hospitality Child & Elder Care Plan, a benefit that provides reimbursement for caregiving expenses to over 2000 hotel workers in San Francisco. Louise received a BA from New College in Florida and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Columbia University.
Byron Russell founded Byron Russell LLC and was recently Executive Vice President of Method Communications where he led business development, and client management in public relations. For over five years, Byron served as Vice President of Development for Western Governors University (WGU). He was an executive for Zions Bank, worked in development at the Utah Symphony, and was the Founding Executive Director of the Salt Lake Cultural District Development. Byron was a political reporter for the Washington Times covering the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch. He also worked in the British House of Commons specializing in human rights issues in South Africa while contributing to Namibia’s campaign for independence. Byron is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park in Government Politics and Journalism. He is currently on the boards of the Alta Club, Utah Film Center, Mayor Ralph Becker’s Steering Committee for Salt Lake City Cultural District, Utah Refugee Coalition, and the Utah Governor’s Mansion Foundation Board.
Michelle Shapiro is known for her expertise in workplace and workforce management, as well as talent development. She currently serves as the Senior Director of the Enterprise Mobility program for eBay. Previously, Michelle served as a Change Management Executive at Bank of America, governing a portfolio of over $900M and over one thousand projects, managing the staff and providing executive guidance, while also leading women’s initiatives across the consumer bank. Michelle started several of her own companies throughout her career, including Direction Consulting, where she served as Founder and President, providing senior consulting services in the areas of integration, change management, and training development and delivery. In addition to her professional endeavors, Michelle also serves on the advisory board of the Community Montessori School and is involved in both television and theatre production, having earned a Cable Ace award for her work.
Robin Strawbridge is a San Francisco native. Before moving back to the Bay Area, she spent time working in Italy and New York City. Robin worked in fine arts at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, and the American Paintings Department at Christie’s, New York. She was the Managing Editor of the J. Crew catalog for six years and also was a Director of Advertising at Gap, Inc.. Robin currently is a style consultant focusing on the psychology of personal style. She received a BA in History of Art from U.C. Berkeley. Robin is inspired by No Bully’s empathic approach and tangible solution to the very serious issue of bullying in schools and beyond.
Christina Vandewater currently serves as Director of People Technology Design & Deployment for PayPal to deliver global HR Solutions. Previously, Christina held leadership and consulting roles at eBay, IBM, Ernst & Young, and SAP among other industry roles. She has 20+ years of business and technology experience, specializing in large enterprise transformations, building competency centers and streamlining business processes. She holds BA degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Indiana University. Christina has passion for helping young people thrive and meet their full potential.